It was an honor to welcome two Nosara VIP’s for a great day of fishing on March 30th. Richmond Phipps (legendary angler and patriarch of the Nosara community) and Leo (owner of Rancho Tico, one of the finest restaurants in the area) had a fantastic fun time and each caught their first Pacific Sailfish.
Captain William has the Wanderer locked in and has cemented her reputation as the king of the hill! Captain William had several awesome days fishing this month and the clients have been grinning from ear to ear!
On March 26th Manuel (Concierge Numero Uno at Nosara Paradise Rentals) and Craig Sutton released a Black marlin, one Sailfish and lost a nice dorado.
The marlin was going absolutely crazy, moving from one teaser to the other one and spanking it with his bill. One of the teasers broke clean off ! I spent 42 minutes to release this fish, albeit with a few water breaks. This marked the beginning of some great billfish action on the Wanderer in March and April.
Most of the days I fished in March we were raising several Sails and releasing 2 to 4 on half days.
February 6th was a day for the staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals to have some fun out on the water. General Manager Javier Hernandez, Cumi, and NPR Concierge Numero Uno Manuel took a sunset cruise on the Wanderer and hauled in a whole mess of fish, included a baby Cuberra Snapper…they returned the little fella to the blue water, but even as a youth it fought like a tiger. It’s great to see our wonderful staff have a great day out on the water!
The Wanderer welcomed Mikaela, Abby, and friends for an excellent sunset cruise.
These girls are from Middlebury College (VT) and are teaching English at the Nosara Library for free. Joined by Manuel they caught a couple black tunas and lost a big fish. They also were delighted by a huge school of dolphins. FishingNosara supports the local schools and we are pleased to see such nice young ladies providing this valuable service to our community.
Our great friends Mike Young and Jeff joined Javier Hernandez (General Manager, Nosara Paradise Rentals) for a sunset cruise. They caught lots of fish in a short amount of time: four 12lbs. Black tuna, a 10lbs. Yellowfin Tuna, a 12lbs. Rainbow runner, and this beautiful 35lbs. Rooster fish, which was released of course.
Earlier in the week Manuel nabbed this excellent Sailfish…c’mon Manuel, save some for the clients!
It was a great honor to welcome Senora Richmond Phipps on the Wanderer for a pair of half-day trips on November 27 and 28.
Sr. Phipps has been a fixture in Nosara for over 30 years and is a constant source of inspiration and guidance for everyone who knows her. Don Horn, Craig, and Manuel were along to catch three 12lbs. Black tunas and a 15lbs. Yellowfin. On the second day Richmond reeled this Dorado.
To end the day they trolled over the inshore reefs and applied a special tactic the FishingNosara has developed to catch huge Cuberra Snappers. The approach takes patientce, strategy, and lots of strength on the reel.
It worked to perfection, landing two 50lbs.+ monsters in less than an hour.
Javier and Eduardo have been fishing this week to make sure all of the fleet is ready for the new season. Look at this excellent Dorado caught by Eduardo:
Javier backed that up with more Mahi for the fishbox.
On August 30th the staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals took an end-of-season trip and had a MASSIVE catch. The crew did quite well catching a 25lbs. wahoo, six 12lbs. yellowfin tunas, and five 10lbs. rainbow runners. They also caught a massive cubera snapper, estimated to weigh 70lbs.
These guys and gals work tirelessly to make our slice of paradise accessible and accommodating
to all our guests, so it great to see them have a little fun and catch a lot of fish.
May 29th was a day of variety for client Ivan DeLuca, catching a 15lbs. dorado, a 5lbs. jack, and a pair of 10lbs. black tunas.The highlight was this excellent Yellowfun Tuna.
Ivan came back a week later and was joined by Conceige Numero Uno Manuel and Mate David Barrantes for a full day with Captain Vibert, and they redefined ‘day of variety’ by reeling in three 12lbs. yellowfin tuna, a 5lbs. gerguero snapper, three little suegras, and a beautiful 10lbs.